Swimming is a fantastic way to exercise and spend time with friends, but a great pool can also offer an amazing space to hang out all day long. A pool can also offer a range of health benefits such as improving heart health, lowering blood pressure and strengthening bones and muscles. If you’re looking to have a pool built in your backyard, it is important to work with a Sydney pools company who will assist you in designing one that will perfectly suit both your lifestyle and budget.
Whether you want to feel like an Olympic champion by swimming laps in the ten competition length lanes at the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre or drift along the currents of Rapid River at Splashers Water playground, there is a pool for every type of swimmer in Sydney. From city rooftops to suburban parks, these spectacular spots have got you covered with both lap swimming and splashy fun for all ages.
The Dawn Fraser Baths, a heritage-listed public harbour pool, has reopened after a major refurb. Located at Balmain in the Inner West, the pool is one of Sydney’s oldest, offering a tranquil swim and relaxation spot away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With its picturesque sandstone cliffs and charming wooden deck, the pool is the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing dip before heading down the street for brunch at Forrester’s.
One of Sydney’s best ocean pools, Narrabeen rock pool is a favourite among locals and visitors alike. Located north of the surf hotspot of Narrabeen Beach on the Cabbage Tree Bay Eco Sculpture Walk, the pool is surrounded by a boardwalk and separated from the waves by a high-tide wall. Swimmers can take a dip in the 50-metre pool or stretch out on the beach at low tide to enjoy the sea breeze and view of the Sea Nymphs sculpture.
Designed in the 1880s by Charles Winn, this is the only pool in Australia that boasts two symmetrical pools – one with a 50m length and the other with a splash and play area for kids. The pool is named in honour of Australian Olympian and champion long-distance swimmer Henry Wylie, and is also home to a number of sea anemones.
Tucked into the corner of a CBD park, this pool has got the best of both worlds – beautiful coastal scenery and Olympic-sized pools. Swim laps in the 50 metre pool or head down to the leisure area to relax in the spa and sauna. The saltwater lagoon is also a hit with children, thanks to the squirting volcanoes and tipping bucket. There is even a cafe for post-swim snacks and coffee.